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Re: [Diagnostic Summary] Re: Strange message during boot




On 01/11/2018 01:43 PM, David Wright wrote:
On Thu 11 Jan 2018 at 11:10:33 (-0600), Richard Owlett wrote:
I multi-boot several varieties of Debian.
When booting one specific install, it displays many repetitions of:
Begin: Running /scripts/local-block ... done.

It then proceeds to bring up an apparently normal system.
[…]
sda8 - The problem install is Debian 8. It had been my primary work
       install until I trashed some data files. It has been kept to
       reconstruct those files as I have time.

Two questions: When did this start happening?

Not sure. Noticed it recently after fixing a long standing problem involving a bad UUID for the swap partition. Debian installer automatically changes the swap's UUID when a partition already identified as "swap partition" is used. I can sort-of see why it's done, but I find it a *NUISANCE* ;<

In view of the portion quoted above, why bother?

A forensic/educational analysis of just what I did to mess up what had been a nice and well working system.
There may still be useful data there.
Also, there are programs there I use rarely that I don't want to lose for now, but can't justify adding to current install. When disk space becomes critical, I'll likely move it to a flash drive.